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    R1200 RT Headlite bulb replacement

    I have a 2010 R1200RT and needto replace one of the headlite bulbs. I can see the round cover plates, and have removed the left one, which services the left bulb. My question is how does the bulb come off of the connector, and / or does the connector need to be removed / unclipped first?

    I consulted the service manual, and all they are saying is to completely remove the headlite housing from the bike, and then service it on a bench. Is this necessary?
    Brian
    '10 R1200 RT

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    If it is like my 2008 RT, after removing the caps, take a flashlight and you will see a wire clip. You squueeze the two ends together while unhooking them at the same time. The clip swings up then. Be careful, they are fragile and I have heard of more than one person breaking them. After you do it once by feel, it will be a piece of cake. Right side is a little harder to get to, but is done the same way. Also, don't do like I did and just change one side. People here told to change both, but did I listen? Nope and less than 600 miles later I was changing the other one.
    Ron Morris
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    2009 F650GS SirRonny's Avatar
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    Also, forgot to say to gently pull the wire connector off the bulb before doing this. Wiggling it back and forth helps. Gently is the key word though.
    Ron Morris
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